Archive for April, 2010
Recession 101: It’s a test, not a final.
– Billboard on I-405 in Los Angeles
By the grace of God, I am what I am.
– Corinthians 15:10
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it.
– Albert Schweitzer
For comfort in the understanding that our business principles and personal ones can mesh, let us pray
If you have ever wondered if the economic principles that govern business practices are compatible with the biblical principles that govern our personal practices, consider the fact that Paul uses an opportunity-cost argument in Philippians 3:7-8.
7500 Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls: A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers. The terms of service were updated on April Fool’s Day as a gag, but the retailer did so to make a very real point: No one reads the online terms and conditions of shopping, and companies are free to insert whatever language they want into the documents.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
– Ezekiel 36:26
The great second wave of church scandals appears this week to be settling down. In the Vatican they’re likely saying ‘the worst is over’ and ‘we’ve weathered the storm.’ Is that good? Not to this Catholic. The more relaxed the institution, the less likely it will reform.
– Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal
How to Save the Catholic Church
We don’t make a conscious decision to turn towards the dark path of deceit. We don’t wake up one day and decide that being a person of good character is overrated. We don’t suddenly develop a penchant for dwelling in a pit. No, departure from integrity is more subtle and insidious than that, like taking a wrong turn and ending up lost–in a bad neighborhood.
– Kristin Armstrong